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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Bears' Smith edges Dungy as top coach

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posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 11:11 AM
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In response to the spectacualr record that he coached his team to, Lovie Smith has been chosen as the NFL coach of the year for the 2005 season. Taking the Chicago Bears to a first round bye in the playoffs, when no one expected them to evan make the playoffs, is the driving force behind this selection. Congratulations, Lovie!
 

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Lovie Smith was hired to resurrect a proud franchise in Chicago. He did such a strong job in 2005 that he was chosen the Associated Press NFL coach of the year on Saturday.

And he beat out his mentor, Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, for the honor.

In his second season as Bears coach, Smith guided them to the NFC North title with an 11-5 record, earning a first-round playoff bye. Chicago had the league's stingiest defense, which figures because Smith made his reputation as a defensive mastermind, first in Tampa Bay under Dungy, then in St. Louis.




posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 03:49 PM
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that was the obvious choice for this award. Just last year the Bears were in the cellar of the division that was the worst in the league. Dungy did a heck of a job and battled a horrific experience recently. Dungy gets my vote for being a class act and very strong to be able to come back from something so tradgic. But Smith was the proper choice for Coach of the Year.



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